Screenwriter Events

See the latest screenwriter events this year including film festivals, writers groups and more.

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Writing the Documentary

There are no set rules for writing the documentary film. However, you do need to make clear choices in order to convey your subject matter. You can choose to follow the traditional 3-act structure or a nontraditional narrative format. Or you can choose to present your ideas subjectively or objectively. You can include stock...

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Writers on the Web: Veteran Producer/Literary Manager Gary W. Goldstein on Breaking Into Hollywood (Part Two)

Rebecca Norris is a writer, producer, web enthusiast, and creator of the award-winning web series Split with her production company, Freebird Entertainment.  She’s teaching an upcoming Writers Store webinar on Writing The Web Series on 11/17. Follow Rebecca on Twitter at @beckaroohoo.  Welcome to Part Two of my interview with veteran producer/literary manager Gary...

The Baltimore Screenwriters Coffee Club discussing their work at monthly meeting.

Finding Writers’ Groups

Leave the well-known Inner Harbor tourist area of Baltimore on straight as a rod Eastern Avenue and you will come to a neighborhood of row homes, parks, busy street-front shops and The Patterson. The Patterson was one of the great movie houses of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s but is now home to the...

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History In Action: Writing the Period Piece Script

Jon James Miller is a screenwriter, novelist and frequent online presenter. His first novel, a historical fiction based on an original screenplay, will be published Spring 2015. For more information, go to: www.jonjamesmiller.com Writing the historical, or, period script is one of the hardest genres to pull off successfully. It takes an incredible amount...

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The Two Types of TV Stories

I used to lament the fact that so many network series focus on cops, lawyers, and/or doctors. I tried pitching and developing multiple series about other kinds of workplaces. I felt, like many aspiring television writers do, that there are many different kinds of job challenges that could make for compelling television. But in...

Screenwriting Polygamy

Back to the Chalkboard: Screenwriting Polygamy

It’s a Sin! No manager or agent will represent you. No studio or producer will buy your script. You must build your brand and be consistent! You must not confuse the very smart, often Ivy League-educated people who run production companies, studios, and networks! You must either write alone or with a writing partner,...

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How to Write a Comic Book Script

A comic book script is a set of instructions for the artist and the letterer. It’s intended to present the mechanics of your story with the greatest possible clarity. Adhering to a precise format, as in screenwriting, is not necessary. When you write a comic book script, you don’t have to worry about using...

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TV Writer Podcast 085 – How to Write a TV Pilot

Couldn’t make it to Gray’s How To Write a TV Pilot panel at Comic-Con this year? No problem! Here is the complete video, including Q & A. Click image to play video; more details are below. CONTEST/EXTRAS LINK: http://tvwriterpodcast.com/pilot Have you ever thought of a perfect idea for a TV series? Find out how...